Investment Facilitation

We scale the impact of innovative market-based solutions supporting Small & Growing Businesses (SGBs) by providing infrastructure to identify and act on shared value opportunities.

We scale the impact of innovative market-based solutions supporting Small & Growing Businesses (SGBs) by providing infrastructure to identify and act on shared value opportunities.

There are many ingredients in the recipe for growth and impact through innovation: most notably courage, creativity, grit, collaboration and hard work. More practically, for any solution to create discernible change, it requires money, support, mentorship and experience. SEA is dedicated to bringing these ingredients together to spark new solutions to entrenched problems, catalyzing the impact potential of ambitious Small & Growing Business (SGB) entrepreneurs throughout East Africa.

STARTUP EAST AFRICA

Where innovation meets impact

The 2nd ICT Revolution has created entirely new opportunities in a variety

COMMUNITY BUILDING

Why Sector-Specific Communities?

Single firms are isolated entities, they mature, get lazy and die. On the other hand, industries prosper over time and reach scale as competition fosters the delivery of better products at lower cost.

Identifying Opportunity

Communities provide a shared context for stakeholders to communicate and share information and experiences across traditional boundaries.

Capturing Impact

The true impact of any solution transcends the firm itself. Capturing true impact involves quantifying impact beyond the firm, at the sector level. 

Aligning Incentives

By aligning the twin goals of social and economic upgrading from the start, communities help to align incentives early in the creation process. 

Supporting Pioneers

Communities provide alternative sources of funding and support for entrepreneurs pioneering innovative solutions in uncertain markets. 

    Startup East Africa (SEA L3C) builds communities that scale the impact of innovative market-based solutions supporting Small & Growing Businesses (SGBs) by providing the infrastructure for identifying and acting on shared value opportunities.

    ADDRESS

    New York | Boston | Nairobi

    EMAIL

    info@sea.africa